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10 Must Read Books For Kids

KavishalaKavishala June 16, 2020
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10 Books For Kids To Read Again And Again


Children's books sit very pretty on our bookshelf. Having grown up reading these books like Chacha Chaudhary, Panchatantra, Akbar Birbal, Tinkle myself, we can vouch for the brilliant stories they tell. Some of the older books are an in-route to the India that we were- our village life, our traditions, cultures and more. Some of the new ones by brilliant publishing houses like Prabhat, Hinyugm, Penguin, Katha, Pratham and Tulika have brought every day into these. And both these kinds of books are must-haves.

here is a list of books for kids that are true must-haves:


  • Grandma's Bag of Stories | Sudha Murty: Memories of a grandparent spinning tales around animals and mysterious characters have kept many of us rapt till date. Sudha Murty's Grandma’s Bag of Stories is simply delightful. The story starts with Anand, Krishna, Raghu and Meena arriving at their grandparents’ house in Shiggaon. Overjoyed Ajji and Ajja(Grandmother and grandfather in Kannada) get the house ready, while Ajji prepares delicious snacks for children. Finally, times comes when everyone gathers around Ajji, as she opens her big bag of stories. She tells stories of kings and cheats, princesses and onions, monkeys and mice and scorpions and hidden treasures. Though unlikely in combination, stories makes perfect sense when Grandma is the one narrating them. This book is ideal for young children and those who are 5+ in age. Stories are accompanied by colourful illustrations and morals. Lucid and simple language of the book, makes reading a pleasure.


  • The Girl Who Drank the Moon | Kelly Barnhill: Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is in fact a good witch who shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.


  • TAPKI AUR BUNDI KE LADDU | Chanchal Sharma and Dilip Pandey: टपकी और उसकी दिलचस्प दुनिया । इसमें हर बच्चा अपनी हिस्सेदारी महसूस करेगा और हर बड़ा इसमें दाखिल होकर बच्चा हो जाना चाहेगा ।


  • Shadi Bandar Mama Ki | Nishant Jain: ‘शादी बंदर मामा की’ किताब में निशांत जैन की बाल कविताएँ आपको बचपन की याद दिलाती हैं। अपने भीतर के बच्चे को जिंदा रखते हुए बच्चों के बचपन को कविता के रूप में पेश करने का उनका यह प्रयास शानदार ही नहीं, दिलचस्प और मजेदार भी है, जो कि आपको बचपन से लेकर किशोरावस्था तक के रोमांचक सफर पर ले जाता है!


  • Abba Ka Din | Sunaina Ali (Author), Debasmita Dasgupta (Illustrator): Ayesha’s favourite day is Sunday, for it’s her Abba’s day. Come; let’s find out what happens at Ayesha’s home every Sunday and what makes it so special!


  • Balu's Basket/Balu Ki Thokri | Chitra Soundar (Author), Uttara Sivadas (Illustrator): One day, Balu finds a basket. What does he do with it. Bright, clean pictures create a cheerful backdrop for this fruit-filled book. A Children’s Bookshelf Selection: Each month our editor’s pick the best books for children and young adults by age to be a part of the children’s bookshelf. These are editorial recommendations made by our team of experts. Our monthly reading list includes a mix of bestsellers and top new releases and evergreen books that will help enhance a child’s reading life.


  • Chandni Ke Pankh | Mamang Dai (Author), Nimret Handa (Illustrator): Four delightful tales from Arunachal Pradesh on how the world came to be – two brothers create the world; a river wanders over the mountain; the dove sings a lullaby; a wayward sun tries to scorch the earth.


  • Achoo! | Deepa Balsavar (Author) Nancy Raj (Illustrator): Curious Monkey is full of questions. Everyone wants to help but sometimes the real answer is completely unexpected.


  • Red Riding Hood Gets Lost | Joan Holub AND Suzanne Williams: Red Riding Hood might have a terrible sense of direction, but her grimmtastic friends are always there to help! Once upon a time, in faraway Grimmlandia... Red Riding Hood is thrilled to try out for the school play. Acting is her dream, and she's great at it--too bad she has stage fright! After a grimmiserable audition, Red decides to focus on helping her friends Cinda, Snow, and Rapunzel save Grimm Academy from the E.V.I.L. Society. But when Red gets lost in Neverwood forest and runs into Wolfgang, who might be part of E.V.I.L., she needs her magic basket and a grimmazingly dramatic performance to figure out what's going on!



  • Adiyal Gaay | Vidya Pradhan

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